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    Ok, just got my dot and can't even get to first base.
    The android app isn't available from the default site because I'm in Canada, so I had to search for it.

    Found the apk Amazon Alexa 1.0.201.2-prod_8471410, installed on my GS6, plugged in the dot, got the orange ring circulating and head the message to follow the instructions on the Alexa app. Opened app and tried to configure wifi (begin setup). Selected Echo, select English US dot then I just get to a blank Echo Dot Setup screen. Nothing happens... Then after a while, it tells me that my wifi isn't setup... Any ideas? Is the apk the issue?

    Robert

    EDIT: Okay... didn't know that you can configure through the web url. I've got it connected now. So why is there no 'Canadian' setup option? Any idea when Canada will get this?
    Last edited by langenet; October 22nd, 2016, 04:45 PM.
    HS3PRO 3.0.0.500 as a Fire Daemon service, Windows 2016 Server Std Intel Core i5 PC HTPC Slim SFF 4GB, 120GB SSD drive, WLG800, RFXCom, TI103,NetCam, UltraNetcam3, BLBackup, CurrentCost 3P Rain8Net, MCsSprinker, HSTouch, Ademco Security plugin/AD2USB, JowiHue, various Oregon Scientific temp/humidity sensors, Z-Net, Zsmoke, Aeron Labs micro switches, Amazon Echo Dots, WS+, WD+ ... on and on.

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    My 4 Echo DOTs just shipped
    Looking forward to playing with them
    Cheers,
    Bob
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      While I have mine working with HS.. there are location specific requests I can't make like "what is today's weather...?". It reports the weather in Ogdensburg which is the closest U.S. city. So for weather I need to say "what is today's weather for Ottawa Canada?".

      Also one thing I noticed was that I can't get the temperature of my thermostat.
      So using the homeseer skill, when I ask for the status of the "thermostat" it reports "HVAC.. HVAC Z-wave Thermostat status is zero... ??
      Does anyone know how to get the temperatures of stat?

      The responses all seem to be "Okay" when I tell ALex to turn on a light or increase the thermostat by 2 degrees for example. Is there a way to get it to respond with "increasing the thermostat by 2 degrees"?

      Robert
      HS3PRO 3.0.0.500 as a Fire Daemon service, Windows 2016 Server Std Intel Core i5 PC HTPC Slim SFF 4GB, 120GB SSD drive, WLG800, RFXCom, TI103,NetCam, UltraNetcam3, BLBackup, CurrentCost 3P Rain8Net, MCsSprinker, HSTouch, Ademco Security plugin/AD2USB, JowiHue, various Oregon Scientific temp/humidity sensors, Z-Net, Zsmoke, Aeron Labs micro switches, Amazon Echo Dots, WS+, WD+ ... on and on.

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